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45  Lucas Wacha
Lucas  Wacha

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Texarkana, Texas

High School:
Pleasant Grove

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 214

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2L


08/28/2015

Wyoming Football Wraps Up Fall Camp

Cowboys Shift Focus to 2015 Season Opener vs. North Dakota on Sept. 5

08/27/2015

Wyo-Vision Highlights Lucas Wacha and Shaun Wick

Wacha and Wick sat down with Wyo-Vision

04/28/2015

Final Wyoming Depth Chart of Spring Announced

Little Change in Final Spring Two-Deep

04/25/2015

Brown Team Defeats Gold 24-21 in Hard-Fought Spring Game

Game Goes Down to Final Possession

04/22/2015

Craig Bohl Releases Second Spring Depth Chart

Wyoming Cowboys Make the Final Push to Saturday's Spring Game

11/07/2014

Utah State vs. Football (USA Today)

Utah State vs. Football; photos by Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

10/18/2014

San Jose State vs. Wyoming (USA Today)

San Jose State vs. Wyoming; photos by Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

UW This Season: Wacha will be the linebacking corps veteran this season. He finished spring ball first on the depth chart at Will linebacker.

2014: Wacha appeared in all 12 games making four starts on the season. He finished the season with 52 total tackles with 31 solo stops and 21 assisted tackles. He recorded a season-high 12 tackles against Boise State including two tackles for loss. He recorded eight tackles with one tackle for loss. He recorded nine tackles at Michigan State with a tackle for loss.

2013: Wacha had a great season as an 11-game starter at the linebacker spot for UW. He posted 88 tackles for the season, including two TFLs and one sack. He added one pass breakup, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He racked up a career-high 13 tackles versus Colorado State. Against New Mexico, he finished with seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup. He led the UW defense versus Idaho with 11 stops and a fumble recovery.

2012: Redshirted.

High School: Wacha came to Wyoming from Texarkana, Texas, where he earned First Team All-Northeast Texas and First Team All-District 15-3A honors as a linebacker. His senior season, he recorded 97 tackles, four sacks and intercepted one pass. As a junior, Wacha was selected the District 15-3A Defensive MVP. He also earned All-Northeast Texas as a junior, and was once again First Team All-District 15-3A. Wacha was credited with 108 tackles and 3.5 sacks his junior season. His Pleasant Grove team posted a 6-5 record in 2010 and advanced to the first round of the state playoffs. Wacha also started as a sophomore, recording 103 tackles and three sacks as Pleasant Grove enjoyed a 13-2 season that didn't end until the fourth round of the state playoffs. An outstanding first baseman in baseball, he was the Offensive MVP of District 15-3A his junior year, and was a Second Team All-State Class 3A selection. His sophomore season, Pleasant Grove won the 3A state championship in baseball, and Wacha was named to the All-Tournament team, as well as to the First Team All-District team.

Personal: Born May 20, 1993, he is the son of Karen and Tom Wacha. His older brother, Michael, is a professional pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. He has another older brother, Charley, and a younger sister, Brette. He was also recruited by Arkansas and Baylor. He is pursuing a degree in math/science at UW.

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